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Who Owned Baseball – August 20, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nelson Cruz collected 4 hits including a homer, driving in 3, as the Twins clobbered the White Sox, 14-4.

Freddie Freeman homered twice and added another hit,scoring 3 runs and driving in 4 as the first place Braves won a heated 5-1 game over Miami.

Andrew Heaney struck out 14 Rangers in 8 innings to help the Angels win the first game of the double header, 5-1.

Aaron Nola kept the Phillies in the Wild Card hunt with 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7 Red Sox to earn the 3-2 decision.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Bo Bichette homered twice in the Blue Jays 16-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Brad Keller threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 4 Baltimore batters but the Royals bullpen lost the 4-1 game.

Trevor Story went 4 for 4 with 3 RBI but the Rockies were edged by Arizona, 8-7.

Stephen Strasburg held the Pirates scoreless over 7 innings but the Nationals dropped the 4-1 final.

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Twins Surge while Brewers and Giants Fade: Locked on MLB – August 21, 2019

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This is the Locked On MLB Podcast. I am your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 18, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Rafael Devers doubled twice, singled and homered, driving in 4 as the Red Sox cruised to a 13-7 final over Baltimore.

Brian Dozier got on base 4 times altogether, homering twice, driving in 4, leading the Nationals to a 16-8 victory over Milwaukee.

Yusei Kikuchi threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 8, to help the Mariners blank the Blue Jays, 7-0.

José Quintana kept the Pirates scoreless over 7 innings allowing 5 hits and earning the 7-1 decision for the Cubs.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd threw 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and struch out 9 Tampa Bay batters. The Tigers bullpen imploded and dropped the 5-4 game in the 9th.

Eloy Jiménez tripled and homered in the White Sox 9-2 loss to the Angels.

Mike Moustakas reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, but the Brewers were doubled up by the Nationals, 16-8.

Jordan Yamamoto kept the mayhem in Coors Field to a minimum, allowing 2 runs over 5 2/3 innings. Miami’s bullpen would blow the lead in the 9th and the 7-6 game in the 10th to the Rockies.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 17, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Jacob deGrom struck out 5 Royals over 7 innings, allowing 1 hit to earn the 4-1 decision for the Mets.

Eduardo Rodríguez pitched into the 8th, going 7 1/3 shutout frames, striking out 4, as the Red Sox blanked the Orioles, 4-0.

Gleyber Torres hit a pair of homers as the Yankees held on to a 6-5 final over Cleveland.

Christian Yelich reached base 6 times, homering twice, driving in 4, to lead the Brewers to a crazy, back and forth, 14 inning 15-14 slugfest over the Nationals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Steven Brault struck out 8 Cubs over 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, but took the hard luck 2-0 decision for the Pirates.

Adam Eaton got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, in the Nationals surreal 15-14 extra inning loss to the Brewers.

Danny Santana homered twice but the Rangers fell to the Twins, 12-7.

Jordan Zimmermann threw 5 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and no walks but was long gone from the game as the Rays shutout the Tigers 1-0 in 13 innings.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 16, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jon Gray threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 7 as the Rockies blanked the Marlins, 3-0.

James McCann got 3 hits including a grand slam that broke open a close game and gave the White Sox a 7-2 victory over the Angels.

Mike Montgomery allowed a single unearned run over 6 innings to earn the 4-1 decision for Kansas City over the Mets.

Mike Yastrzemski belted 3 homers, driving in 4, as the Giants won a wild 10-9 homer fest in Arizona.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nick Ahmed reached base 4 times, homering and driving in a pair in the bizarre and for Diamondbacks fans frustrating 10-9 extra inning loss to the Giants.

Adrian Houser held the Nationals to 2 hits, 2 walks and 1 run over 7 innings but the Brewers could not rally and dropped the 2-1 final.

Charlie Morton allowed 3 hits and 1 unearned run in 7 innings of solid ball. But the Rays were shutout by the Tigers, 2-0.

José Ramírez homered again and added 2 more hits but the Indians fell short against the Yankees, 3-2.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 15, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 6 times, driving in 6 and put the Mets ahead for good with a towering homer leading to a nail biting 10-8 victory over the Braves.

Andrew Heaney struck out 6 White Sox and walked none over 7 innings to earn the 8-7 decision for the Angels.

José Ramírez put the game away early against the Yankees with a first inning grand slam and a second inning 2 run shot. He reached base 4 times altogether and lead Cleveland to a 19-5 laugher.

Dereck Rodríguez threw 7 scoreless frames, striking out 4, as the Giants blanked Arizona, 7-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Astros dropped the wild 7-6 slug fest in Oakland.

Yu Darvish struck out 10 Phillies over 7 shutout innings but watched helplessly as the Cubs bullpen melted down and allowed a walk off grand slam to seal the 7-5 final.

Josh Donaldson homered twice, driving in 3, but the Braves comeback against the Mets came up short, 10-8.

Héctor Rondón was the only stable pitcher in a wild homer frenzy in Oakland, giving the Astros 1 2/3 scoreless innings and allowing the club to comeback. They would eventually lose the 7-6 game.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 14, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

 

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey kept the Giants scoreless over 7 innings and earned the 9-5 decision for Oakland.

Xander Bogaerts collected 3 hits, 2 of them homers, to power Boston past Cleveland, 5-1.

Bryce Harper reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, as the Phillies clobbered the Cubs, 11-1.

Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 over 7 shutout innings as the Dodgers crushed Miami, 9-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Freddy Galvis went 4 for 5 with a homer in the Reds 17-7 pounding by Washington.

Yuli Gurriel homered twice and added another hit and a walk but the Astros bullpen collapsed late and fell to the White Sox, 13-9.

Brad Keller took a no hitter into the 7th inning. But the Cardinals bats caught up with him as the Royals were blanked, 6-0.

Steven Matz overcame early game jitters to hold the Braves to 1 run, 2 hits and 1 walk over 6 innings. He was inexplicably lifted and the Mets bullpen melted down in the 6-4 loss.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 13, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner struck out 9 Oakland batters in 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run as the Giants hung on for the 3-2 final.

Rafael Devers went 6 for 6, driving in 3 runs and scoring another in the Red Sox wild 10 inning 7-6 win in Cleveland.

Ivan Nova threw a complete game, 4 hit victory, allowing 1 unearned run while striking out 3 Astros to earn the 4-1 decision for the White Sox.

Will “Louisville” Smith homered twice and walked as the Dodgers clubbed the Marlins, 15-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

David Fletcher reached base 5 times, scoring 3 runs in the Angels sloppy 10-7 loss to Pittsburgh.

Yasmani Grandal homered and added another hit and a walk, driving in 3, but the Brewers bullpen collapsed again and dropped the 7-5 game to the Twins.

José Quintana struck out 14 Phillies in 6 innings allowing 1 earned run and 1 unearned run. The Cubs would be doubled up by Philadelphia, 4-2.

Glenn Sparkman held the Cardinals to 2 runs, 1 of which was unearned, over 6 solid innings, but the Royals were blanked, 2-0.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 12, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nick Ahmed went 2 for 4 with a homer and 4 RBI to help the Diamondbacks stay alive in the Wild Card hunt by topping Colorado, 8-6.

Erick Fedde held the Reds to 2 runs over 6 innings as the Nationals held on to win 7-6.

James Paxton gave the Yankees 6 strong innings in the double header opener, striking out 7 Orioles and earning the 8-5 decision.

Gleyber Torres combined for 3 homers in the Yankees double header sweep of Baltimore. In the second game, which the Yankees took 11-8, he reached base 4 times, homered twice and drove in 6 RBI.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hanser Alberto got 5 hits over the Orioles two losses to the Yankees. In the nightcap, he went 3 for 4 with a homer but the Yankees prevailed, 11-8.

Luís Garcia retired all 3 batters he faced, striking out 2, but the Angels were pounded by the Pirates, 10-2.

Kevin Gausman threw 2 innings of shut out ball to stop the bleeding and keep the Reds in the game. Their comeback fell short against Washington, 7-6.

Trevor Story reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Rockies dropped the 8-6 final to Arizona.

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Questions in DC, Answers in Cleveland and Honoring the Thrill: Locked On MLB – August 13, 2019

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I am not impartial, but I am objective. I would LIKE to see the Nationals go far this October. But without Max Scherzer, that just is not going to happen.

Meanwhile the Indians continue to stampede to a potentially winning post season. And Will Clark in honored, justifiably so.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast. I am your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 11, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 5, including a homer, driving in 3 and stole a base as the Cardinals came from behind to top the Pirates, 11-9.

Hyun-Jin Ryu threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 4 Diamondbacks for the Dodgers 9-3 win.

Jorge Soler reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, driving in 5 runs, as the Royals trounced the Tigers 10-2.

Ryan Yarbrough pitched a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 8 as the Rays blanked the Mariners, 1-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Josh Bell homered twice and singled in the Pirates 11-9 loss to St. Louis.

Carlos Correa hit a 3 run homer and added another hit but the Astros bullpen dropped the 8-7 game to Baltimore.

Lucas Giolito held the A’s to 2 runs in 6 innings, striking out 13 along the way, but the White Sox were blanked, 2-0.

Jordan Lyles struck out 9 Rangers in 7 innings allowing 1 run but took the hard luck 1-0 decision for Milwaukee.

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Surging Indians, Contending Mets and What Could Have Been in 1994: Locked On MLB – August 12, 2019

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For more than a 1/3 of the season, the Cleveland Indians have had the best record in baseball. And now they are in first place. Meanwhile the Mets have stormed into contention and we remember what could have been with the Yankees in 1994.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast. I am your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 10, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 10, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Yordan Álvarez homered 3 times and drove in 7 as the Astros humiliated the Orioles, 23-2.

Aristedes Aquino launched 3 homers and added a walk to help the surging Reds demolish the Cubs, 10-1.

Mike Montgomery struck out 12 in 7 shutout innings as the Royals blanked the Tigers, 7-0.

Jeff Samardzija threw 8 solid innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 5 Philadelphia batters to keep the Giants slim post season hopes alive with a 3-1 decision.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yasiel Puig went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Indians 4-1 loss to Minnesota.

Tanner Roark pitched into the 7th, striking out 7 White Sox and walking none and allowing 2 earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. Oakland’s comeback fell just short and he took the hard luck 3-2 loss.

Mike Soroka threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 6 Marlins. But the Braves bullpen had meltdowns in multiple innings and dropped the 7-6 game in the 10th.

Juan Soto homered twice, walked and drove in 3 runs but could not prevent the Mets from another dramatic come from behind win over the Nationals, 4-3.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 8, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner took a no hitter into the 6th, finished with 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball and got on base 3 times, scoring a run as the Giants blanked the Phillies, 5-0.

Nicholas Castellanos got on base 4 times, including 2 homers, to help the Cubs pound the Reds, 12-5.

Chris Sale struck out 13 Angels over 8 innings of 2 hit shut out ball to earn the 3-0 decision for the Red Sox.

Gio Urshela once again hit 2 homers, adding another single to his hit total as the Yankees doubled up Toronto, 12-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon hit a homer and a double in the Rockies 9-3 loss to the Padres.

Reese McGuire homered, doubled and hit 2 singles but the Blue Jays were beaten by the Yankees, 12-6.

Dillon Peters threw 6 innings, striking out 8 Boston batters, but took the hard luck 3-0 decision for the Angels.

Jeremy Walker held the Marlins to 1 run over 3 1/3 innings of bullpen saving relief in the Braves 9-2 defeat.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 7, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 7, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ozzie Albies went 4 for 5 with 2 homers to help the Braves out slug the Twins, 11-7.

Iván Nova threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits as the White Sox won 8-1 in Detroit.

José Quintana allowed 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings to earn the 10-1 decision for the Cubs over the A’s.

Gio Urshela homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 as the red hot Yankees crushed the Orioles, 14-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jack Flaherty struck out 10 Dodgers in 7 innings of 4 hits shutout ball. The Cardinals bullpen would melt down in the 9th and give up the 2-1 walk off defeat.

Lance Lynn went 7 innings, allowing 1 unearned run and 1 earned run while striking out 8 Cleveland batters. He took the hard luck 5-1 decision for Texas.

Miguel Sanó went 2 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI in the Twins 11-7 loss to Atlanta.

Fernando Tatís Jr. reached base 3 times win a homer but the Padres lost to the Mariners, 3-2.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 6, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, homered, stole a base and scored 4 runs to help Atlanta take Minnesota, 12-7.

Jakob Junis held the Red Sox to 1 run over 6 innings to earn the 6-2 decision for Kansas City.

Dinelson Lamet took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 12 strikeouts in 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Padres topped Seattle, 9-4.

Jorge Soler homered twice and walked twice, scoring 3 runs and added a stolen base to help the Royals beat Boston, 6-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kris Bryant singled and homered but the A’s ambushed the Cubs, 11-4.

Nelson Cruz went 4 for 5 with 2 homers and 4 RBI but the Twins dropped the 12-7 slug fest to Atlanta.

Sam Gaviglio entered the game in the 4th and gave the Blue Jays 3 1/3 innings of 2 hit, shutout relief, striking out 3 Rays. The game would go into extra innings where the Rays walked off 7-6 on a wild pitch.

Miles Mikolas struck out 7 Dodgers in 6 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and 1 walk. He would be saddled with the hard luck 3-1 loss for St. Louis.

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Jonathan Villar, August 6, 2019 )

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A CYCLE IN A LOSING CAUSE.

According to this Deadspin article, Jonathan Villar did not realize he was on the verge of the cycle until after he completed it. Talk about concentration! The Orioles did not win the game, they seldom do. But Villar gave Baltimore fans something to cheer about for a day with the first Orioles cycle since Felix Pie did the trick in 2009.

Here is the list, updated for today’s action!

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
August 6, 2019 vs. New York Yankees
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WASHINGTON NATIONALS
July 23, 2019 vs. Colorado

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Jake Bauers
June 14, 2019 vs. Detroit

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LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Shohei Ohtani
June 13, 2019 vs. Tampa Bay

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Jorge Polanco
April 5, 2019 vs Philadelphia

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BOSTON RED SOX
October 8, 2018 vs. New York Yankees
(DIVISION SERIES)
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Charlie Blackmon
September 30, 2018 vs. Washington

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
downloadARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
NEW YORK METS
April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado

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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2008 vs. Texas
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OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
George Brett
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

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Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON DOVES
Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Time is running out for the Marlins first ever cycle to take place this season.

Who Owned Baseball – August 5, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Luis Castillo struck out 13 Angels in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs to earn the 7-4 decision for the Reds.

Mike Minor threw 7 shutout innings, scattering 7 hits and a walk while striking out 7 as the Rangers blanked the Indians, 1-0.

Mike Tauchman homered twice and added a third hit, driving in 3 runs as the Yankees took a back and forth 9-6 game from Baltimore.

Christian Yelich went 4 for 5 with 2 homers as the Brewers slugged past the Pirates, 9-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Morton threw 7 innings, striking out 9 Blue Jays without giving up a walk but took the hard luck 2-0 defeat for Tampa Bay.

Bryan Reynolds went 3 for 5 with a homer in the Pirates 9-7 loss to Milwaukee.

Mike Soroka allowed 3 runs over 7 innings, striking out a trio of Twins. Minnesota would walk off in the 9th againstAtlanta, 5-3.

Jonathan Villar  hit for the cycle, driving in 2 and scoring 2, but the Orioles came up short against the Yankees, 9-6.

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A Wild Weekend Reviewed including the Astros No Hitter: Locked On MLB – August 5, 2019

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The Phillies used an outfielder as a pitcher and a pitcher in the outfield. An Astros afterthought started a no hitter in his first Houston start. And the NL Wild Card is so mediocre, losing teams have a shot.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast. I am your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 1, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole threw 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 walks and 1 run to help the Astros take a potential playoff preview 7-1 in Cleveland.

Jack Flaherty allowed 1 hit in 7 shutout innings, compiling 9 strikeouts as the Cardinals blanked the Cubs, 8-0.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered twice and doubled to power the Blue Jays past Baltimore, 11-2.

J. T. Realmuto went 3 for 5 with a home run, driving in 3, as the Phillies powered past San Francisco, 10-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chase Anderson threw 6 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, striking out 5 Oakland batters. But the Brewers bullpen had another meltdown and dropped the 5-3 game late.

Xander Bogaerts collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 3, but the Red Sox pitching could not contain the Rays, who won 9-4.

Michael Pineda held the Marlins to 1 run in 6 innings, striking out 3. The Twins bullpen had a meltdown that blew the lead in the 9th and lost the 5-4 game in the 12th.

Hunter Renfroe homered and walked in the Padres 8-2 loss in Los Angeles.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 31, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 31, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos struckout 11 Marlins over 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball, walking none, earning a much needed 7-4 decision for Minnesota.

Jacob deGrom threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run and struck out 11 White Sox, setting up the 4-2 Mets victory.

Roberto Pérez homered twice, driving in 4, to help the Indians win a 10-4 slug fest with Houston.

Jesse Winkler went 3 for 3 with a homer as the Reds topped Pittsburgh, 4-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Lucas Giolto was solid over 7 innings, giving up 1 run and striking out 9 Mets. He did not get the decision as the White Sox fell, 4-2.

Tim Locastro homered and doubled for the Diamondbacks as they were defeated by the Yankees, 7-5.

German Márquez kept the Dodgers scoreless over 6 innings, striking out 10 along the way. The Rockies bullpen lost the 5-1 game.

J. D. Martinez reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Red Sox had another failed rally and dropped the 8-5 final.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 30, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Adam Duvall collected 4 hits, 2 of them home runs, and scored 3 times to help the Braves hold off Washington, 11-8.

Kyle Seager was a double shy of the cycle in his 3 hits, 4 RBI game as the Mariners topped Detroit, 8-5.

Noah Syndergaard pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 scoreless frames while striking out 11 White Sox, setting up the Mets 5-2 extra inning victory.

Justin Verlander threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 13, as the Astros blanked Cleveland, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Benintendi reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 but the Red Sox rally came up just short against Tampa Bay, 6-5.

Shane Bieber struck out 8 Astros over 7 innings, holding them to 2 runs. But Verlander was slightly better and Cleveland was shutout, 2-0.

Zac Gallen gave the Marlins 7 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out 8 Minnesota batters. However he took the hard lick 2-1 decision.

Manny Machado singled and homered in the Padres 8-5 loss to Baltimore.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 27, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 27, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 7 Cardinals in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earned the 8-2 decision for Houston.

Brandon Drury with 4 for 6 with 2 homers, the second one tied the game with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to help the Blue Jays pull off a wild 10-9 comeback win against Tampa Bay in 10 innings.

Steven Matz threw a complete game 5 hit shutout, striking out 7, as the Mets blanked the Pirates, 3-0.

Will “Louisville” Smith doubled twice and homered, driving in 6 runs to help the Dodgers crush Washington, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jon Lester threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 5 Brewers. But the Cubs bullpen blew the lead and eventually the game in extra innings, 5-3.

Martín Pérez threw 6 strong innings, holding the White Sox to 3 runs. But the Twins lost the 5-1 game.

Sean Rodríguez went 3 for 4 with a homers and 3 runs scored but the Phillies were hammered by Atlanta, 15-7.

Gio Urshela collected 4 hits, including a homer, in the Yankees 9-5 loss in Boston..

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Who Owned Baseball – July 26, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mookie Betts accumulated 14 total bases with 3 homers and a double, driving in 5 and scoring 4 to help the Red Sox double up the Yankees, 10-5.

Gio González pitched into the 7th, keeping the Cubs to 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 9. He did not get the decision but set up the Brewers 3-2 win.

Daniel Murphy drove in 6 runs with a double and a homer as the Rockies pounded the Reds, 12-2.

Asher Wojciechowski threw 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, earning another Orioles victory, topping the Angels, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley homered and walked, driving in 3. But the Cardinals came from behind to beat the Astros, 5-3.

Adam Frazier went 2 for 4 with a homer in the Pirates 6-3 loss to the Mets.

Daniel Norris pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 over 6 1/3 innings and allowing 1 run. He did not get the decision as the Tigers fell to Seattle, 3-2.

Aníbal Sánchez gave the Nats 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Dodgers. But Washington’s bullpen lost again, 4-2.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 25, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 25, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos struck out 8 White Sox in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs to earn the 10-3 decision for Minnesota.

Nelson Cruz homered 3 times, driving in 5, as the Twins pounded the White Sox, 10-3.

Jacob deGrom threw 7 scoreless frames while recording 9 strikeouts to help the Mets blank San Diego, 4-0.

Daniel Murphy got 3 hits including an 8th inning homer and then drove in the go ahead run in the 9th with a force play to help the Rockies come from behind and top Washington, 8-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Logan Allen gave the Padres a pair of scoreless innings but the team could not rally against the Mets, who won 4-0.

Manny Machado got 3 hits but his Padres teammates could not drive him in as the Mets shut them out, 4-0.

Adalberto Mejía threw 3 scoreless and hitless innings out of the bullpen, striking out 4 Orioles along the way. The Angels would lose the 10-8 game in 16.

Mike Trout reached base 4 times, scoring 2 and driving in 2, but the Angels dropped a bizarre 10-8 final in 16 to Baltimore.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 24, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber tossed a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 10 as the Indians blanked the Blue Jays, 4-0.

Kole Calhoun doubled twice and homered as the Angels hung on to beat the Dodgers, 3-2.

Paul DeJong homered 3 times and added another hit, driving in 5 to help the surging Cardinals top the Pirates, 14-8.

Zac Gallen struck out 9 White Sox over 7 shutout innings to earn the 2-0 decision for the Marlins.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nelson Cruz got on base 3 times, homered and scored twice but the Twins dropped another slug fest to the Yankees, 10-7.

Kyle Freeland allowed 1 unearned run over 6 innings, giving up just 4 hits. That was one run too many as the slumping Rockies were shutout by the Nationals, 2-0.

Reynaldo López went 8 strong innings, striking out 10 Marlins along the way. But he took the hard luck 2-0 loss for the White Sox.

Starling Marté got 4 hits and drove in 3 but the Pirates were topped by the Cardinals, 14-8.
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Stalling Umps and Surging Yankees, Indians and Nationals: Locked On MLB – July 25, 2019

2A6EB51D-59AC-40E8-ADE8-FB28F839B5D6An insane stall in Tampa Bay over the Rays lineup is the strangest delay and violation of pace of play I have seen all year.

Meanwhile the Yankees are winning games they should lose, the Indians are surging and the Nationals are creeping back.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 23, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Robinson Canó homered 3 times and added a fourth hit, driving in all 5 Mets runs as they topped San Diego, 5-2.

Mike Fiers pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 runs in 7 2/3 innings. He set up the A’s dramatic comeback and extra inning 4-3 win in Houston.

Didi Gregorius reached base 6 times, homered and drove in an eye popping 7 runs as the Yankees held on in extra innings to take a wild 14-12 game from Minnesota.

Caleb Smith retired the first 17 White Sox hitters he faced and finished with 7 innings, 2 hits, 1 run and 9 strikeouts, earning the 5-1 decision for Miami.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer took a shutout into the 8th and left with 7 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 9 Blue Jays. The Cleveland bullpen blew the lead in the 9th and the 2-1 final in extra innings.

Manny Piña went 2 for 2 with a homer and 4 driven in but the Brewers were topped by the Reds, 14-6.

Miguel Sanó homered twice in the Twins wild 14-12 extra inning loss to the Yankees.

Chris Stratton threw 3 perfect innings out of the bullpen but the Pirates could not complete a comeback and fell short to St. Louis, 4-3.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 22, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mitch Garver homered twice and singled as the Twins held on to top the Yankees, 8-6.

Sonny Gray held the Brewers to 1 run over 6 innings. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Reds dramatic 6-5 win.

Ivan Nova threw a complete game victory, allowing 1 run while striking out 5 Marlins en route to a 9-1 final for the White Sox.

Eugenio Suárez hit 2 homers including a clutch 2 out, 2 run come from behind shot that put the Reds ahead of Milwaukee for good, 6-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Branden Kline gave the Orioles 2 1/3 shutout innings out of the bullpen to help stop the bleeding. But the Diamondbacks would double them up, 6-3.

D. J. LeMahieu reached base 4 times, including a homer, in the Yankees 8-6 loss in Minnesota.

Tyler Saladino launched a go ahead grand slam and even stole a base but the Brewers collapsed in the 9th, allowing the Reds to take the 6-5 final

Trevor Williams struck out 7 Cardinals in 5 innings, allowing a single run. The Pirates bullpen could not hold down the game and lost the wild 6-5 final in 10.

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Getting Astros Bobbleheads with Eric Huysman : Locked On MLB – July 23, 2019

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Eric Huysman is the host of the Locked on Astros podcast as well as Talking Stros.

He joined the podcast while waiting in line at Minute Maid Park, waiting to get his bobblehead before the Astros/A’s game.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

Follow Eric on Twitter @EricTalksStros

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